Waste Connections Overview

  • Year Founded
  • 1997

Year Founded

  • Status
  • Public

  • Employees
  • 22,539


  • Stock Symbol
  • WCN

Stock Symbol

  • Investments
  • 68

  • Share Price
  • $179.99
  • (As of Monday Closing)

Waste Connections General Information


Waste Connections is the third-largest integrated provider of traditional solid waste and recycling services in the North America, operating 103 active landfills (9 are exploration and production waste landfills and 16 are nonmunicipal waste landfills), 157 transfer stations, and 81 recycling operations. The firm serves residential, commercial, industrial, and energy end markets. Waste Connections entered the Canadian market with its 2016 merger with Progressive Waste. In 2023, 12% of consolidated revenue was generated from the firm's Canadian segment.

Contact Information

Formerly Known As
Bfi Canada Ltd, Iesi-Bfc Ltd
Ownership Status
Publicly Held
Financing Status
Primary Industry
Environmental Services (B2B)
Stock Exchange
Corporate Office
  • 3 Waterway Square Place
  • Suite 110
  • The Woodlands, TX 77380
  • United States
+1 (844) 000-0000

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Waste Connections Stock Performance

(As of Monday Closing)

Stock Price Previous Close 52 wk Range Market Cap Shares Average Volume EPS
$179.99 $180.53 $126.12 - $181.79 $46.4B 258M 910K $3.08

Waste Connections Financials Summary

In Thousands,
TTM 31-Mar-2024 FY 2023 31-Dec-2023 FY 2022 31-Dec-2022 FY 2021 31-Dec-2021
EV 51,266,010 45,475,975 40,316,492 40,211,338
Revenue 8,194,101 8,021,951 7,211,859 6,151,361
EBITDA 2,318,758 2,252,004 2,164,304 1,743,631
Net Income 795,041 762,800 835,662 618,047
Total Assets 19,082,660 17,915,876 17,134,603 14,699,924
Total Debt 8,097,136 7,022,206 7,097,540 5,214,165
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Waste Connections Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Valuation/
Post-Val Status Debt

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Waste Connections Comparisons

HQ Location
Total Raised
Post Valuation
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Waste Connections Competitors (19)

Company Name Financing Status Location Employees Total Raised Last Financing Date/Type Last Financing Amount
GFL Environmental Formerly PE-Backed Vaughan, Canada 00000 00.000 000000000 00 00.000
Heritage-Crystal Clean Private Equity-Backed Hoffman Estates, IL 0000 0000 000000000 00
Nuverra Environmental Solutions Corporate Backed or Acquired Houston, TX 000 0000 000000&0 0000
Stericycle Formerly VC-backed Bannockburn, IL 00000 00.000 000000&0 00.000
Waste Management Formerly VC-backed Houston, TX 00000 000.00 000000000 00 000.00
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Waste Connections Executive Team (31)

Name Title Board Seat Contact Info
Ronald Mittelstaedt President, Chief Executive Officer & Board Member
Mary Whitney Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Darrell Chambliss Chief Operating Officer, Operations & Executive Vice President
Matthew Black Chief Accounting Officer, Accounting & Senior Vice President
Eric Hansen Chief Information Officer & Senior Vice President
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Waste Connections Board Members (9)

Name Representing Role Since
Andrea Bertone Self Board Member 000 0000
Edward Guillet Self Board Member, Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee & Member of the Compensation Committee 000 0000
Elise Jordan Waste Connections Board Member 000 0000
Larry Hughes Waste Connections Board Member 000 0000
Michael Harlan Self Board Member 000 0000
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Waste Connections Signals

Growth Rate

0.80% Weekly
Weekly Growth 0.80%, 93rd %
-35.5%. 530%

Size Multiple

219x Median
Size Multiple 219x, 100th %ile
0.00x 0.95x. 413Kx

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Waste Connections Investments & Acquisitions (68)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Lead Partner
Pioneer Recycling Services 30-Apr-2024 0000000000 Environmental Services (B2B)
Waste-Away Group 26-Feb-2024 0000000000 Other Commercial Services 000000 00
Secure Energy Services (30 Energy Waste Treatment and Disposal Facilities in Western Canada) 01-Feb-2024 000000000 00000 Other Energy Services 000000 00
Arrowhead Environmental Partners 03-Aug-2023 0000000000 Environmental Services (B2B) 000000 00
Diversified Waste Management 22-Jun-2023 Merger/Acquisition Environmental Services (B2B) 000000 00
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Waste Connections Subsidiaries (35)

Company Name Industry Location Founded
Arrowhead Environmental Partners Environmental Services (B2B) Perry County, AL 2018
Mountain Waste & Recycling Environmental Services (B2B) Carbondale, CO 0000
Pioneer Recycling Services Environmental Services (B2B) Tacoma, WA 0000
Team Waste Environmental Services (B2B) Collierville, TN 0000
R360 Environmental Solutions Environmental Services (B2B) The Woodlands, TX 0000
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Waste Connections ESG

Risk Overview

Risk Rating

Updated May, 31, 2024

21.96 | Med Risk

Risk Scale

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Exposure refers to the extent to which a company is exposed to different material ESG issues



Management is related to actions taken to manage ESG issues


Peers Analysis

Peer performance insights compare the company’s ESG performance to the performance of selected peers to help inform future ESG decisions and drive internal performance improvements.


Covered Companies

00 of 16,216




Commercial Services


00 of 485




Facilities Maintenance


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Waste Connections Exits (1)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
Green Waste Solutions 07-Mar-2012 000000000000000000 Completed
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Waste Connections FAQs

  • When was Waste Connections founded?

    Waste Connections was founded in 1997.

  • Who is the CEO of Waste Connections?

    Ronald Mittelstaedt is the CEO of Waste Connections.

  • Where is Waste Connections headquartered?

    Waste Connections is headquartered in The Woodlands, TX.

  • What is the size of Waste Connections?

    Waste Connections has 22,539 total employees.

  • What industry is Waste Connections in?

    Waste Connections’s primary industry is Environmental Services (B2B).

  • Is Waste Connections a private or public company?

    Waste Connections is a Public company.

  • What is Waste Connections’s stock symbol?

    The ticker symbol for Waste Connections is WCN.

  • What is the current stock price of Waste Connections?

    As of 15-Jul-2024 the stock price of Waste Connections is $179.99.

  • What is the current market cap of Waste Connections?

    The current market capitalization of Waste Connections is $46.4B.

  • What is Waste Connections’s current revenue?

    The trailing twelve month revenue for Waste Connections is $8.19B.

  • Who are Waste Connections’s competitors?

    GFL Environmental, Heritage-Crystal Clean, Nuverra Environmental Solutions, Stericycle, and Waste Management are some of the 19 competitors of Waste Connections.

  • What is Waste Connections’s annual earnings per share (EPS)?

    Waste Connections’s EPS for 12 months was $3.08.

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